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Wednesday, 22 December 2004 12:31
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AROMATHERAPY FOR MRSA
Research by the University of Manchester has found that essential oils used in aromatherapy kill many bacteria, including MRSA.

Some essential oils quickly killed MRSA and E.coli, whilst others worked by repeated exposure in shampoo or soap form.

A further £30,000 is needed to undertake a trial.

Researcher Peter Warn said: "We believe that our discovery could revolutionise the fight to combat MRSA and other `super bugs', but we need to carry out a trial."


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Monday, 20 December 2004 09:52
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NEWBORN BABY GETS MRSA
Little Stuart Mather, who was born at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has caught the deadly superbug MRSA.

Tiny Stuart needed an operation days after his birth, and had to be isolated for four days in an infection control unit in Dundee.

The first sign of trouble came when a nurse noticed that one of his eyes was watery.

Medics took a swab to test for infection. And a week later, Sam and David got the news that their son had MRSA.

Stuart's furious dad, said last night: “the least we deserve is an apology they should at least admit liability, but they won't want to do that”.

Bosses at Ninewells refused to comment on Stuart's case. A spokeswoman for NHS Tayside would only say: “We can confirm it is possible for a young baby to contract MRSA”.


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Friday, 17 December 2004 09:55
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MISTAKES BLAMED FOR SURGICAL CARE DEATHS
A review carried out by the Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality (SASM), have found that the number of patients who died while in surgical care in Scotland has risen.

Mistakes and failures, such as lack of intensive care facilities and delays in carrying out operations, were judged to have contributed to 189 deaths.

Key issues identified in this year's report include failing to transfer the patient to a high-dependency or intensive care unit.

The auditors raised this as a problem in 43 cases in 2003 – more than double the number where it was an issue in 2002.

Delays in obtaining X-rays and scans were also recorded in the reports on 70 patients who died, and in 17 cases the hold-up was thought to have contributed to their fate.

The assessors also criticised the seniority of the surgeon present in theatre in 19 cases, although this was fewer than the year before.

For the first time, SASM recorded the number of patients who had contracted an infection in hospital, such as the superbug MRSA, before their death.

SASM chairman Professor Graham Teasdale said surgical care in Scotland remained a "very safe process".


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Wednesday, 15 December 2004 08:13
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NEW WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MRSA
A scientist, who works at Birmingham Hartlands Hospital, has developed a new weapon in the fight against MRSA, the "superbug" that kills thousands of hospital patients each year.

MRSA is resistant to nearly all antibiotics, with screening of patients taking as long as two days but the new test could cut that to two hours, helping to stop it spreading.

The test also enables the detailed genetic structure of MRSA to be examined, which will make it easier to discover the source of the infection.

But the test is regarded as expensive, costing £15 per patient.


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Tuesday, 07 December 2004 13:11
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CRACKDOWN ON MRSA
The Government will today launch its latest crackdown on poor hygiene to cut the rate of hospital infections, of which the worst is MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

Lord Warner, a health minister, will launch a guide for hospitals, setting out how every part of the institutional environment should be cleaned.

Unison welcomed new figures showing improvements to standards of hospital cleanliness, but said for most patients, “seeing is believing”.

The government’s new guidance includes:
•a best practice guide on evaluating and awarding contracts so that quality is considered alongside price;
•revised national specifications setting out minimum standards of cleanliness;
•minimum standards on how often cleaning needs to be done;
•a new cleaning manual to reflect changes in cleaning technologies and practices.


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Thursday, 02 December 2004 10:09
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NEW WEAPONS TO TACKLE HOSPITAL SUPERBUGS
Potential new weapons in the fight against hospital superbugs have been announced by Health Secretary John Reid.

Dr Reid said that three new products had been identified that could potentially help in the fight against infections such as MRSA.

Results of a review to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence conference in Birmingham showed the products: silver-coated catheters, which reduce the risk of transferring urinary tract infections; Bioquell decontamination systems, which use hydrogen peroxide vapour to sterilise rooms; and the Ebiox range of hand hygiene materials, using a non-alcohol-based gel for cleaning hands.

Mr Reid said: “This is the latest step in our campaign to improve cleanliness and lower infection rates”.


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Friday, 05 November 2004 10:03
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TARGETS TO CUT HOSPITAL SUPERBUG IN HALF
Health Secretary John Reid is expected to set the NHS a target to slash rates of the MRSA superbug by half.

The target, which is likely to become one of Labour’s toughest tests if it wins a third term in government, will require a major revamp of NHS hygiene standards.

It is the first time that hospitals have been set a firm target specifically aimed at cutting rates of the potentially fatal infection.

Chris Beasley, the new chief nursing officer said all staff covered by Agenda for Change, the new NHS pay scheme, would have to show they were able to reduce the risk of infections linked to healthcare.


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Thursday, 14 October 2004 10:45
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SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE MRSA BREAKTHROUGH
A British company may have turned the tables on the hospital superbug MRSA by stripping away its protective armour, it has been reported.

According to official statistics, MRSA and other hospital acquired infections kill at least 5,000 people every year. But the true figure could be far higher.

The new breakthrough, reported in New Scientist magazine, follows work done in the 1990s which showed that compounds containing the amino acid glycine greatly increased MRSA's susceptibility to methicillin.

A team led by Michael Levey, at the drug company Pharmaceutica in Worcestershire, found that the dose needed to kill MRSA could be reduced from 256 milligrams per litre to just 4 mg/l.


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Monday, 11 October 2004 11:59
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POSTER TO HELP PUBLIC AWARENESS ON MRSA
NHS Greater Glasgow one of Scotland’s largest health boards is launching a drive to raise public awareness of the superbug MRSA.

A hard-hitting poster campaign in hospitals and health centres will be aimed at all hospital staff, patients and visitors helping them to be aware of the risks and the control measures that must be observed.

Deadly hospital-acquired infections like MRSA, which is resistant to many antibiotics, kill 5,000 patients each year in the UK.

The latest figures show that levels of the MRSA bug have fallen by 20% in the last year, but NHS Greater Glasgow board said it was determined to drive the rate down further.
   


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